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Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is what they are going to be called upon to explain, wh
Jul 12, 2011 4:00am EDT
finance and criminal allegations, the whirlwinds rocking rupert murdoch's mighty mediame empire. >>> markets in europe are deep in the red on heels of steep markets across asia. how are things moving where you are? >> down, a third session of losses and quite heavy ones. let's check in with the markets. really quite heavy, off by more than 2%, comfortably more than 2%, and with the paris and zurich off by 2.1%, zurich off by more than 2.1% and the same theme as we saw in monday's session which is the banks very heavily being sold at the moment heavily, there is clearing great deal of worry about the contagion spreading to italy about this moving into a generalized crisis with a lot of banks really coming under pressure with non-performing government bonds on their books, and just one other theme, thomas cook is down on a profit warning, but really the whole worry about italy's finances very much putting all of that in state and look at that on the milan stock exchange we're looking at a punishing session off by 4.25%. let's move on to the currency markets not surprisingly we're
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >>> the moment that may define the meeting between rupert murdoch and his son james and parliament today was not a moment of admission, was not a moment of guilt or even apology in what has grown into an international media scandal. it was the moment a spectator armed with a pie of some sort launched the pastry at the 80-year-old media baron. somehow it summed up the situation a little too perfectly. rupert murdoch one of the world's most powerful men and ceo of news corp and owner of fox news called to testify and face it, to gravel beforer the politicians who had once come to gravel before him. when the pie came, rupert was defended by his wife, 42-year-old wendi deng, and while she may have thwarted the pastry assault, it was his son james who tried to take the brunt of the questioning in their testimony before parliament. rupert murdoch's job was to dodge the questions. and he blamed others and his memory. check it out. >> i was not aware of that. >> i didn't know of it. >> i never heard of it. >> i don't have any memory. >> it does not appear he knew. >> his son carried however a mu
Jul 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
, and bang, we have that. there you are. is this going to do us any damage? rupert murdoch, this scandal? >> aside from the scandal, i killed that for the journalists. if, and when, the other shoe drops on the side of the ocean, eric holder's justice department is considering subpoenas. i do not think it will be as fun and dramatic as what we have seen out of london, but i do think there is another shoe to drop here. >> i think it has sort of appalled people how close we get to our sources. in england, this was out of control, where the government was being run by a news organization. politicians were terrified of the murdoch operation. some of my friends work for him and i know something about it. they took it for granted that they would go over to downing street to talk to the prime minister. you are never going to be able to pop into the oval office and tell the president what he should do. >> i will never be accused of being too cozy with the president. part of this story is who is covered which aspects of the story? part of it is about rupert murdoch. part of it is about "news of th
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am PDT
, you're a rupert murdoch customer. the murdochs both father and son have their work cut out for them. >> they have two different things in their testimony tomorrow. they got acknowledge responsibility. they have to say that what is completely obvious is that this wasn't abe ration, it was apparently thousands of people who were hacked and the idea they didn't know is propest rous. at the some time, they can't con fes to crimes. >> another twist a former news of the world reporter a man who blew the whistle has been found dead in his home. one of the first to go on the record saying that his colleagues were encouraged to hack. the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. the hacker group hit the sun, a murdoch paper, it posted fake articles and now some hackers saying they're sitting on news of the world e-mails. >>> two weeks until america runs out of money to pay its bill. just under half of the americans have confidence that president obama will hado the right thing. they're lingering between 25 and 35%. you can see president obama at less than half. 45% is higher
Jul 14, 2011 9:00pm EDT
in the rupert murdoch "news of the world" scandal in england. former new york mayor rudy giuliani is the next most obvious person to be asked to react to these allegations about 9/11 victims having their phones hacked. these days, rudy giuliani is sort of unavoidable for comment. he is half running for president with three stops in new hampshire just today, as news broke of the fbi's 9/11 investigation. rudy giuliani is a contributor at the murdoch property that is the fox news channel. he is a politician who has benefited greatly from the support of mr. murdoch's lurid new york city tabloid "the new york post." today, he talked about debt reform, the republican primary, going to law school in the 1960s, and why being the mayor of new york on 9/11 gives him a special connection to members of the military fighting in iraq and afghanistan. >> because i feel that the reason they are there started in my city on september 11, 2001. that is where they came and attacked us. >> it was not until later in the day at a biker rally in new hampshire and an interview with cnn that mr. giuliani addressed th
Jul 15, 2011 2:00am PDT
citizen, so she is compelled to go, although we do have news this morning that both rupert murdoch and his son, while rupert murdoch is not a british citizen, will in fact testify before parliament. there she is, rebekah brooks, being supported by rupert murdoch, she has offered her resignation and has left the company. >>> can you guess which newsmaker made this statement about media mogul rupert murdoch and the news of the world's alleged hacking of 9/11 victims here in the united states? quote, he is a very honorable, honest man. this can't be something that he would have had anything to do with. we'll tell you who said it right after this quick break. nine minutes after the hour. [ man ] they said i couldn't win a fight. but i did. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announcer ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. >>> 12 minutes after the hour. before the break, we asked you if you could
Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
the country's top cop and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connecti
Jul 14, 2011 12:30am PDT
and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacke
Jul 18, 2011 5:30am EDT
newspapers. former news international ceo rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arres
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
>>> the growing fallout. england's phone-hacking scandal claims the top cop and rupert murdoch's chief executive. >>> severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada new and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone-hacking scandal keep piling up as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr.
Jul 20, 2011 2:00am PDT
empire, this just a day after rupert murdoch insisted to lawmakers he didn't know much. >> i don't know. >> i don't know. >> i was not aware at the time. >> i don't have any memory. >> i don't know anything about that. >> i'm not sure what i said. >> i cannot spare to the accuracy of it. >> i just don't remember. >> check this out, a pie attack. you see it there, bottom left of your screen. the most memorable moments of the intense two-hour hearing. the pie man is a comedian who sent a tweet before the attack comparing murdoch to mr. burns, yes, that mr. burns on the left, the sinister but powerful simpsons character. the attacker is facing criminal charges this morning. will rupert murdoch face any? here is jeffrey toobin on "ac 360." >> a lot of people have talked about the possibility of criminal charges in the united states, the foreign corrupt practices act or something connected with hacking of 9/11 victims. there is really no credible evidence at all of any sort of american criminal violations by anyone in connection with news corp. so i really think the question is really a busi
Jul 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
where a piece of rupert murdoch is under investigation. here at home, the president bypasses the media and goes straight to the internets. the hash tag era has officially arrived. >> i apologize for interrupting the prime minister. >> when he talks about free market options. >> welcome to question time. >> i am going to make history here as the first president to live tweet. >> the president returns to social media to face the nation's questions. >> twitter town hall or tweet-up on the economy and jobs. >> 27% of our questions are on the jobs category. >> what costs would you cut, what are the programs that can help us grow? >> in a balanced way. >> our next question comes from someone you may know, this is speaker boehner. >> there you go. >> will you take job-destroying tax hikes off the table? >> this is a slightly skewed question. >> debate will be settled by speaker boehner and president obama. >> the british prime minister wishes he could be so lucky. international outrage against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of sev
Jul 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> all the way to the british empire today. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of several who lost family members in those attacks were hacked by the news of the world. >> murder victims, terrorist victims who had their phones hacked. >> michelle, this is just disgusting. >> disgusting, disgraceful, heinous. >> the world targeted some of those police officers. >> this government will behave in a proper way. >> mr. speaker, i'm afraid that answer was out of touch with millions of people. >> mr. speaker, this is not the time for technicalities or -- >> members of congress will have to explain calling for cuts, just not at home. >> if they are not going to do all that much to make the country better, the least they can do is avoid making it any worse. >>> good evening from washington. tomorrow, eight lawmakers of both parties will meet with president obama to try and reach an agreement to reduce the deficit and raise the debt celling. the impasse on raising tax revenues remains. if you're beginning to feel as if this waitin
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm PDT
with a heartbreaker tonight. we'll show you the apology in the last paper and what it might mean for rupert murdoch. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's word tonight that the san francisco police union has voted to accept a deal with the city that will allow them to receive raises and avoid layoffs while paying more for their pensions. the chronicle is reporting police will get a 3% pay raise immediately. the remaining 2% next year. the deal also requires police to pay an additional 3% to their pensions. this year it's a wash, it's supposed to save the city $10 million over the next two years. trying to get a pension reform measure on the ballot in november. in 2009 there were 52 members of the san francisco police department who m
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
is among several people arrested in the scandal. yesterday rupert murdoch initially seemed confused and flussers, two hours later into the proceeding a protestor interrupted the hearing. now a man tried to throw a shaving cream pie into rupert murdoch's face his wife wendy in the pink jacket jumped up to defend her husband police arrested the man murdoch continued his testimony about 10 minutes later saying while he is the ceo of a company that hacked phones he is not responsible for what happened. >> do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and would trust him with my life. >> he was referring to the head of news international, where much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place he resigned last week as ceo of dow jones where he ran the wall street journal murdoch told a committee he has no plans to resign he and his son james apologized for the scandal telling british lawmakers the company act
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
screen grabs of murdoch slapping down the pike thrower. a picture of rupert murdoch and when the murdoch after losing the testimony -- leaving the testimony. here is "los angeles times" with the same picture. "murdoch rejects blame in scandal." here is the headline out of toronto. "news core defense, sorry but not at fault." here is "the financial times" this morning. "most humble day of my life," that is the headline there. "the washout -- the washington post," "murdoch's apologize to lawmakers" is the headline. here is "usa today." there is is in the money section. "murdoch has most humble de." from "the new york times," who has been playing this out quite a bit. in the left-hand column -- "murdoch's denied that they knew of illegal acts." here is one from the tabloids in new york, "the daily news." "humble pie." that is not a tabloid that he owned. one that he did alone, "the new york post," the story came on page 35. "frank talk at probe." from "the wall street journal," and other paper that he owns, " murdoch's are grilled." of course, the attackers story gets played. murdoch apolog
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continues. president obama illustrated a nightmare scenario where social security payments stop going out
Jul 21, 2011 2:00am EDT
. i welcome the apology from rupert murdoch. we respect the decision of support to stand down. we're beginning to see answer is given. this is right. >> i have a number of questions for the prime minister. he said a few moments ago that the remainder should be heard in silence. i say the same to members that are now heckling. think about what the public thinks about the behavior order and stop it without delay. >> the prime minister said that he was excluded from the decision making process. it is not quite answer the questions he has been asked. last friday he revealed that since taking office he had met representatives including rebekah brooks and james murdock on 26 separate locations. my question is whether he can assure the house that the bid was not raised at any of those meetings. was there at any time he discussed the bid with officials of the culture? >> 10 days ago, the prime minister said i was not given any specific information that would lead you to change my mind. it would have made every effort to uncover the information. they made every effort for the facts. did wo
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
the lead opposition. will they look into their contacts with rupert murdoch and his organization? >> after 136 questions, it is in genius to come up with something entirely new. i pay tribute to my hon. friend. i'm sure the judge will be able to look at all the vested interests and the power they wield in our country. >> i was advised it was well 138. but we will sell for 136 members who have had the opportunity. i thank everyone for participating. we do want to move on to the debate. i will briefly attend to points of order. >> during his statement, the prime minister said that there were 45 government documents. i'm sure that many people would like to see evidence of that. the contest for the prime mr. to arrange for that evidence to be placed in the government library. >> he has raised -- the issue he has raised is a continuation of the debate. >> is it in order for witness to refuse to answer select committee standards? -- select committee questions? >> what i would say to the hon. gentleman is that this is the first and never heard of this. witnesses before select committees should se
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
committee is set to question top executives including rupert murdoch. jamie: "news of the world" is under the microscope today accused of hacking into private cell phone accounts and bribing police for information. bill: the police out of scotland yard have been in the crosshairs. amy kellogg is live in london beginning our coverage there. >> reporter: when the murdochs testify they are obliged to answer questions quote by their honor. a lot of people are saying because this meeting before a parliamentary committee and judge-led and police-led inquiries, the panel must prove this is not just a piece of political theater. there has been immense media interest. cameras were out as james murdoch left his home to go to news international offices and snappers chased rupert murdoch as he left his home. they will answer questions for an hour. and that's starting in half-hour. then rebekah brooks who used to run murdoch's british newspaper empire until last week will answer questions. a limited number of the public are being allowed in. people were lined up at 7:00 a.m. and the line stretched aro
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am PDT
, what happened was awful, but not my fault. rupert murdoch tells parliament he's not responsible for the phone hacking debacle that tarnished his media umpire. some of his staff staffers are punching back. >>> an angry president obama said the debt talks collapsed on friday right after "the new york times" said the two sides were close to a deal. is the president being spun in this budget brinksmanship which continues today. an online report about michele bachmann suffering from frequent migraines become as headache for her campaign. would that story be written about a man? >> yank uighar quits because he says the network told him to tone it down. he'll be here and he won't be toning it down. this is "reliable sources." >>> he looked well, 80 years old as he sat in the witness chair and hall tingly answered the questions. rupert murdoch says he runs a big company and couldn't be expected to know the details of illegal conduct at one london tabloid or precisely how it was covered up. the chief executive of news corp. went out of his way to down play his influence. >> sometimes i w
Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones
Jul 14, 2011 2:00pm PDT
foss rupert murdoch. will they get answers when he and their son appeared before parliament next week. why won't republicans take what they can get in debt talks. i'll ask paul ryan about this game of chicken that's making so many americans sick. [ male announcer ] to the seekers of things which are one of a kind. the authentic, the rare, the hard to define. to those always searching for what's pure and what's real from we who believe we know just how you feel. haagen-dazs. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. >>> casey anthony will be released from jail on sunday. as a free woman, she'll reportedly live in a secret location, likely under a new name, and according to some reports, she's being advised to dramatically change her appearance while her lawyers are aware of
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
wave in more than a decade. >>> as rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., he is accused of police payoffs by his reporters. we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early this morning, july 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show." there you see it, barometer rising, humidity rising. >> you can see the humidity? >> the sun is rising. translation it is hot. >> it feels hotter than it even shows on your thermometer this morning. >> 80 degrees here in new york already. it's 7:01. in 32 states. >>> type of heat advisory today. these temperatures, triple digits in a lot of places. we'll talk about that. coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. >>> the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched down early this morning at the kennedy space center. a perfect toend the shuttle program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is at ksc with more on this. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can see
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am PDT
over that. what the family wants is an apology from rupert murdoch. that's not happened. public opinion here is so far out ahead of the government. people are so outraged over that story as well as the overall situation with "news of the world" that the government is really jumping up here and needs to act. one of the things that they're considering is blocking this big deal, takeover bid by rupert murdoch of british sky here. people don't want to see that deal go through, kyra. >> we'll continue to follow that story. i have a feeling a lot more is going to break, it's just starting to unfold. zain, thanks. >>> trying to broker a deal. in less than two hours from now, he will turn to the public with a news conference. dei dan lothian joins us from the white house. >> reporter: medicare and social security they don't want touched by this deal and on the other side, republicans are saying no tax hikes at all. you're seeing the president using his bully pulpit, if you will, for the second time now in as many weeks, the president holding a press conference, a chance to try to get both sides
Jul 11, 2011 9:00am EDT
:00 am out west. british tabloid news of the world should down, owner rupert murdoch, the murder victim's family, says has not apologized. >>> urgent talks on how to slash spending head back to the table today. >>> we begin with more stunning allegations against british tabloid "news of the world." "the daily mirror" is reporting that staffers with the now defunct paper tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. owner rupertmurdoch arrived in london. zain verjee has all the details. >> british tabloid "the mirror" is quoting a former new york city cop that's making these allegations that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack into the mailboxes and voice mails of victims of 9/11. now, this former cop says he was contacted by "news of the world" journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve these phone records right the way through and to 9/11, calls to the relatives, to give them the ability to see exactly who the victims were talking to up until 9/11. this former new york city cop is now a private investigator and he is saying, according to "the daily mirror" report, t
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today" day of reckoning. news corp. chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers in england. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for
Jul 12, 2011 8:00am PDT
'm suzanne malveaux. up to speed for this tuesday, july 12th. >>> calling rupert murdoch to testify about the growing scandal that's engulfed his newsnews empire. senior executives will appear. and parliament also summoned murdoch's son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> in london today, the parents of murdered teen milly met political leaders in parliament. salley and bob say the phone hacking investigation nuft look at politician's ties to the media, and dowlers say it fueled this. they were given false hope she was alive. it led to other disclosures of hacking or hacking attempts that reached all the way to the royal throne. >>> well, stocks are treading water today. the dow chips have been moving between positive and negative territory all morning. the dow jones down about 16 points or so. investors are perhaps taking a breather on negotiations over the debt ceiling playing out in washington. >>> president obama says there's a groundhog day feeling at the white house. he and congressional leaders immediate again today to work on a deal to raise the nation'
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
's married to rupert murdoch. >> she's having a great time with his money but having -- she's giving him a great time with his money. she has brought him much more into the world. >> she's been good for him. >> she got him to wear black shirts and dye his hair for awhile. >> she's giving him a lot of fun. >> this is not a fair question to ask tina. that's why i'm going to ask you. how did james do? while she was lungeing, he sort of flinched. >> i find him mba speak. he doesn't have any irony about himself at all. he's very humanless. i don't think he has any sort of staying power in the end. >> i understand though that the father absolutely loves the son. >> the father -- >> dedicated to him. >> the father wants a dynasty. for a time it looked like it was lo locklin, now it's james. he dropped out and joined a rock band. >> that's the kind of thing privileged kids can do. i don't think he's appealing. elizabeth is the smartest, the daughter. she of course is married to matthew freud. he's the p.r. svengali. >> i think the jury is out on that. i don't think we know the answer to that. th
Jul 12, 2011 8:00pm EDT
empire. will rupert murdoch keep his crown? we'll discuss that later. now back to the top story, the partisan gamesmanship ramping up in debt ceiling talks. did they accomplish anything tonight? >> i wish i had a different answer than i had last night but again no breakthroughs today. i'll tell you that going into today's meeting the prospects from the perspective of capital reaching a deal, the prospects really seemed grim today. both sides hardening in their positions. inside the white house, inside this meeting, we are told by eric cantor as he returned to the capital following a meet, inside this meeting, the president laid out in further detail his plan for entitlement reforms, that eric cantor, the number two republican in the house, that he said the republicans could actually support, but here's the big "but" unfortunately, but they're still not budging on the issue of taxes. and democrats are insisting on new revenue, on tax revenue. so hence why i say no breakthroughs again today. another thing discussed in this meeting was this new proposal being pitched out there by t
Jul 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
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